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5 Of Europe College With Most Beautiful City

If you’re about to finish high school, you’re probably thinking about where you want to go to college. Have you ever thought about going to school in Europe?

It’s the hub of research, education, and business, with nearly 1,000 QS-ranked universities and a lot of Fortune 500 companies.

For graduates and young professionals, living on the continent means having a safety net and a lot of other benefits, like some of the best working conditions in the world and an unbeatable quality of life.

So it’s probably not a coincidence that business schools like ESCP Europe have satellite campuses in some of the best cities in Europe, like London, Madrid, Paris, Turin, and Berlin. Here’s a closer look at why these five cities are so beautiful.

London

  • Index for health care: high
  • High score for quality of life
  • The cost of living, minus rent, is £775.82 (US$1,042)
  • Place on the list of QS Best Student Cities: 1st

The QS Best Student Cities 2018 survey found that London was the 12th most popular city among students, and it’s easy to see why. You’ll never run out of things to do on the weekend, whether it’s taking selfies at London Fashion Week, cosplaying at London Games Festivals, or trying flat whites in Shoreditch.

There are also a lot of job opportunities in London. The main offices of the Big Four (PwC, Deloitte, E&Y, and KPMG) and 75% of the Fortune 500 are all in London. There are so many businesses in London that students have a huge number of options, from summer internships to graduate schemes.

The 4,000-square-meter ESCP Europe campus in London is in Hampstead, one of the most beautiful parts of the city. It is close to the city center and only a 10-minute walk from a 320-hectare park with trees, ponds, and tall grass. Nearby, you can also find a number of high-end shops and restaurants.

The main building is a traditional Victorian building with a beautiful fireplace and its own chapel with vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows. There are 12 lecture halls, a student lounge, a campus cafe, a simulation trading room, and a language lab at the business school.

Paris

  • High score for quality of life
  • Very low cost of living
  • Index for health care: high
  • The cost of living, besides rent, is €884.12 (US$1.044).
  • 5 on the list of QS Best Student Cities

The World Cities Culture Report says that Paris has more art galleries, public libraries, live music venues, and movie theaters than any other city in the world.

One of the best parts of living in Paris is how much culture is right outside your door. There’s the Louvre, with the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa, and Egyptian mummies. There’s also the Musée d’Orsay on the Left Bank, which has the largest collection of impressionist paintings in the world, and the Musée Rodin, a beautiful 18th-century mansion in the 7th arrondissement that is home to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

The food is another thing. To eat well in Paris, you don’t really need to spend a lot of money. In one of the city’s hidden bistros, you can get tasty crêpes suzettes, croque monsieurs, and steak frites for less than €10 (US$11). But any student in Paris who is short on cash knows that a trip to the nearest boulangerie is usually enough to give them a little boost.

ESCP Europe has two beautiful campuses in Paris. One is in the 11th arrondissement, which is right in the middle of the city, and the other is in Montparnasse, which used to be home to people like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Berlin

  • Score for quality of life: very high
  • Index for health care: very high
  • Not including rent, the cost of living is €757.92 (US$892)
  • 7th on the list of QS Best Student Cities.

Berlin has 36-hour techno parties, warehouses that have been turned into co-working spaces, and other places where art, music, business, and club culture mix. If you ask any European student where they want to go on vacation this summer, Berlin is probably at the top of their list.

It’s not too hard to figure out why. Berlin is the coolest city in the world, and it has the best nightlife. The cool German city has something for everyone, from a quiet pint in an old-school pub to an electronic rave in an old power plant in the middle of the week.

Not only that, but Berlin is much cheaper and easier to get around than Paris or London. A monthly season ticket would cost €81.00 (US$95.37), and you could use the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, buses, or trams to get to any place in Berlin, any time of day or night.

The baroque gardens of the Charlottenburg Palace, a beautiful 17th-century palace with a tea house and a carp pond, can be seen from the ESCP Europe campus in Berlin. Ludwig Hoffmann, one of Berlin’s best-known architects, designed the main ESCP Europe building in Berlin in the neo-baroque style. It has world-class facilities.

Madrid

  • Score for quality of life: very high
  • Very low cost of living
  • Index for health care: high
  • The cost of living, besides rent, is €646.88 (US$760).
  • 32 on the list of QS Best Student Cities

Madrid is one of the most exciting places for art and culture on the continent. It is full of art galleries, restaurants, theaters, and world-famous institutions like the Prado and the Reina Sofia.

It has mild winters and warm summers. Temperatures rarely drop below 6°C/42.8°F, and in the middle of summer, they can reach as high as 32°C/89.6°F. Every year, big summer festivals take advantage of the weather and bring color to the streets. People gather to celebrate Pride, live music festivals like Veranos de la Villa, and many special-interest events like Mulafest, a four-day skateboarding, breakdancing, and street art festival.

If you go to college in Madrid, you can also learn Spanish, which is the third most common language in the world after Mandarin and English. Employers want it a lot, and many companies use it as their main language.

If you want to study in English, the world-class ESCP Europe Business School in Madrid has many courses that are taught entirely in English. It’s perfect for students because it’s close to the Monte del Pardo National Park. It has a car park, a well-stocked library, modern computer labs, a cafeteria with outdoor seating, and comfortable multi-purpose classrooms. It is surrounded by a 6,000 m2 garden.

Turin

  • High score for quality of life
  • Very low cost of living
  • Index for health care: high
  • Cost of living, besides rent: €694.05 (US$819)

Turin is at the foot of the Italian Alps and is a two-hour drive from the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It has beautiful tree-lined boulevards and large piazzas built in the Baroque style.

It is very cheap to live in this Italian city. For just €515 (US$608), you can rent a one-bedroom apartment in the city center. It’s also a small city that’s easy to get around on foot. Strangely, Turin hasn’t caught the attention of tourists, so it doesn’t have some of the daily hassles and problems that you might find in Rome or Venice.

The Turin campus of ESCP Europe is in the Palazzo dei Poveri Vecchi, a red-brick building from the 19th century that has just been renovated. It has mosaic floors, arches with pillars inside, and high ceilings. It has its own garden and outdoor seating, as well as a new wing with a lounge for students.

Take a virtual tour of the beautiful campuses of ESCP Europe Business School in Paris, Madrid, London, Berlin, and Turin. Each of these campuses has world-class facilities and well-known staff and faculties.

All of the costs of living and measures of quality of life were taken from Numbeo.

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